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Off Season Update

Surf City will have the 12th to 14th street beaches open until Sunday, Sept 10. All other beaches will be swim at your own risk. After Sept. 10, no lifeguards will be on the beaches in Surf City. Please use caution when swimming or surfing on an unguarded beach.

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Now that school is in session please take note of the graphic below to familiarize yourself with the proper laws regarding school buses when picking up and dropping off students.

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Happy Labor Day!

The Surf City Taxpayer Association would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day holiday….and thanks to all who supported all the events and activities we sponsored this summer.

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Surf the Sidewalk on Friday 9/1

Don’t miss The Surf City Business Cooperative’s “Surf the Sidewalk” event here in Surf City!

On Friday, Sept 1 — all day and into the evening — merchants all over town  welcome  you to enjoy Surf City in the summer. Take a stroll and see all the special sales, music, giveaways, free classes and more. All sponsored by the Surf City Business Cooperative (SCBC).

See the Surf City ad in the Sandpaper this week and look for signs in front of participating merchants. You can check out the SCBC Facebook page here.

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SCTA General Meeting Reminder

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Aug 26, 2017 Town Hall Meeting Poster

Hurricane Gert
If you were in Surf City on Wednesday, August 16th and managed to get to the beach early you probably were witness to the incredible swells that were being generated by Hurricane Gert as it tracked away from us offshore.
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Casino Bus Trip, Flea Market, and Golf Tournament #2

Reminder here for  Show & Casino Bus Trip to Atlantic City Mon., August 14

On Monday, August 14th, take a ride to Atlantic City for a day of gaming and a show, featuring the famous Nik Wallenda. Adults only, $20 each. Receive $15 slot cash at casino. Park at St. Thomas Church,14th & Long Beach Blvd. Bus departs at 9:00am, returns 6:00pm. Payment prior required. Call Anita 609-361-9490 for questions.

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 Flea Market/Bazaar Fundraiser #2
 for Fire Dept/EMS, Firehouse
Tuesday, August 15, 9:00am-4:00pm
Hunt for treasures at this popular fundraiser.
Food, Beverages, Crafts, Books, and Much More.
Inside and outside vendors.
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Sea level sunset here in Surf City.
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The second Mini Golf Tournament of 2017 was held at island Golf and once again the competition was keen. In each age group the first place winner won by only one stroke, and one bracket had a playoff for first place. In the under 9 years of age the winner was Noah Krashner who is 8 years old. Finishing second, one shot behind Noah was Thayer Got, and Carly Ewing finished a strong third. There was a one shot difference among all three of the players.
In the 9 – 14 division David Profit captured the first place prize money by shooting a 40 for 18 holes. His round featured three holes in one and he finished the back nine shooting 6 under par. One shot behind was Derek posting a 41 and right at his heels was Michael Sesko shooting a 42.
The senior Division needed a playoff to determine the winner and Jim Weidner won on the first playoff hole. Jim’s 18 hole score was 35. Jim made 9 straight pars on the back nine. Finishing second was Nolen Hayes and the third place winner was Connor Smith .
The Surf City Taxpayers Association thanks the Surf City 5 & 10 for donating the prize money and Island Golf.
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August Happenings

Mini Golf Tournament #2
Wednesday August 9th
10am – 11:45am
Island Golf – 6th St and The Blvd.
Sponsored by the  SURF CITY TAXPAYER ASSOCIATION
Family and friends play together and
compete individually for cash prizes in children, teen and adult age groups. Many thanks to The Surf City 5 & 10 for providing the cash prizes.
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Sand Sculpture Pictures!
It was a beautiful turnout on Wed, August 7th with gorgeous weather for this years contest!

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Reminder here for the casino bus trip on Monday Aug 14th and the flea market on the 15th.

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Surf City Taxpayer Association wishes everyone a safe and happy August!

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Surf City’s Annual Sand Sculpture Contest!

Sand Sculpture Contest!

One of the coolest events of the summer! Don’t miss it! Wed , August 2(Rain Date August 3)
SURF CITY TAXPAYER ASSOCIATION
Co-sponsored by Ron Jon Surf Shop. Our most popular event!
Family fun on the 14th St. beach. Prizes for kids, teens, adults
and groups – Winners can take home a trophy! Starts at
10:00am. Judging 1:00pm-2:00pm All Surf City ordinances,
including beach badge requirements, will be enforced.

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August events here in Surf City include Surf the Sidewalk on 8/4, Line Dance on 8/5, Mini Golf on 8/9, and Casino Trip on 8/14.

Show & Casino Bus Trip to Atlantic City Mon., August 14

On Monday, August 14th, take a ride to Atlantic City for a day of gaming and a show, featuring the famous Nik Wallenda. Adults only, $20 each. Receive $15 slot cash at casino. Park at St. Thomas Church,14th & Long Beach Blvd. Bus departs at 9:00am, returns 6:00pm. Payment prior required. Call Anita 609-361-9490 for questions.

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Sand Sculptures and Sidewalk Surfing

SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST
Wednesday, August 2 (Rain Date August 3 )
SURF CITY TAXPAYER ASSOCIATION
Co-sponsored by Ron Jon Surf Shop. Our most popular event!
Family fun on the 14th St. beach. Awards given to kids, teens, adults
and groups – winners can take home a trophy! Starts at
10:00am. Judging 1:00pm-2:00pm All Surf City ordinances,
including beach badge requirements, will be enforced.

Click here for the video of last years interactive “Hole In One” sculpture!

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Also don’t miss the third “Surf the Sidewalk” event here in Surf City!

On Friday, August 4 — all day and into the evening — merchants all over town  welcome  you to enjoy Surf City in the summer. Take a stroll and see all the special sales, music, giveaways, free classes and more. All sponsored by the Surf City Business Cooperative (SCBC).

See the Surf City ad in the Sandpaper next week and look for signs in front of participating merchants. You can check out the SCBC Facebook page here.

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Here’s an image from a beautiful night here in Surf City on a bay street.

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Mini Golf Tournament, Foul Shooting….and Surfing!

MINIATURE GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Surf City Taxpayers Association hosted the tournament at Island Golf on Wednesday July 12th. Seventy five players competed spread among three age brackets. Jordan and Julian Thomas each won their bracket with Jordan posting a score of 34 in the 16 and over grouping.
Jordan had a very steady round with only one bogey in his round. Meanwhile his brother Julian competing in the 9 -16 age group shot a 36 that was highlighted by four aces culminating with a hole in one on the finishing hole . For the brothers it was a triumphant return from last year.
In the eight and under group Nathan took first place with a 50.
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28th Annual Foul Shooting Contest  hosted by The Surf City Taxpayers Association on Friday morning, July 7th. Sixty youngsters participated in the event with age groups from 6 through 18 years. The contest was witnessed by many parents, grandparents , and friends of the SCTA.

  In each age bracket the winner was awarded a basketball and the second and third place winners won coupons to play a round of miniature golf at Island  Golf. The winner of the age bracket 6 and under was Chase Scekinger. Finishing second was Valentina Vaccarino and placing third was Anne Palumbo. All players in this age bracket were also awarded a trophy.

  In the 7-9 year old age bracket Santo Plamenco and Mason Ughetta matched baskets in the first round and Santo ran the table in the shoot out round by making 10 baskets on 10 attempts. Mason nearly matched him again by going 9 for 10. Truly amazing performances by these young players. Finishing third was Killian Todd.

  In the age bracket 10 -12 twenty three participated and Owen Scekinger. the older brother of Chase, also took first place honors. In another shootout for second and third place Thomas Baxter prevailed over Cooper Pleyn.

  The Senior Division saw more sharpshooters on display. The winner was Elliot Meyer who dropped in 6  baskets in round one. There were four ties for the second and third place positions. The first shooter in the shoot out was Colin Meyer who was perfect, 10 for 10. Both the Meyer boys put on quite a show to the delight of the crowd. Finishing third was Ryan Owens.

  The 60 players were wonderful examples of good sportsrmanship. To have two shootouts, each won by making 10 consecutive shots is truly a remarkable feat.. Many thanks to sponsors of the event, Island Golf and Scoop City and to the volunteers. The events could not be held without the volunteers.

7 to 9 year old winners- Mason Ughetta, Santo Plamenco, Killian Todd

Ages 10-12 Winners- Owen Scekinger, Cooper Pleyn, Thomas Baxter

Ages 13 to 18 Winners- Elliot Meyer, Colin Meyer, Ryan Owens

6 and Under Winners- Chase Scekinger, Emma Wolin, Valentina Vaccarino, and Anne Palumbo.

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New Change in Surfing Rules in Surf City as of Monday 7/17/17

Based on a unanimous decision made in the Borough Council meeting on July 12th,  as of Monday, July 17th surfing will be allowed outside the flags in Surf City on a trial basis. A petition was created and had over 1100 supporters, including 40 people who came to show their support at the meeting.

Beach badges will be required and all laws and regulations must be obeyed.

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Mini Golf Tourney #1 and Hoops Happiness

Mini Golf Contest #1- Wednesday, July 12 10am – 11:45am
Island Golf – 6th Street & The Blvd. Sponsored by SURF CITY TAXPAYER ASSOCIATION
Family and friends play together and
compete individually for cash prizes in children,
teen and adult age groups. At Island Golf, 6th St. &
Long Beach Blvd.

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28th Annual Foul Shooting Contest  hosted by The Surf City Taxpayers Association on Friday morning, July 7th. Sixty youngsters participated in the event with age groups from 6 through 18 years. The contest was witnessed by many parents, grandparents , and friends of the SCTA.

  In each age bracket the winner was awarded a basketball and the second and third place winners won coupons to play a round of miniature golf at Island  Golf. The winner of the age bracket 6 and under was Chase Scekinger. Finishing second was Valentina Vaccarino and placing third was Anne Palumbo. All players in this age bracket were also awarded a trophy.

  In the 7-9 year old age bracket Santo Plamenco and Mason Ughetta matched baskets in the first round and Santo ran the table in the shoot out round by making 10 baskets on 10 attempts. Mason nearly matched him again by going 9 for 10. Truly amazing performances by these young players. Finishing third was Killian Todd.

  In the age bracket 10 -12 twenty three participated and Owen Scekinger. the older brother of Chase, also took first place honors. In another shootout for second and third place Thomas Baxter prevailed over Cooper Pleyn.

  The Senior Division saw more sharpshooters on display. The winner was Elliot Meyer who dropped in 6  baskets in round one. There were four ties for the second and third place positions. The first shooter in the shoot out was Colin Meyer who was perfect, 10 for 10. Both the Meyer boys put on quite a show to the delight of the crowd. Finishing third was Ryan Owens.

  The 60 players were wonderful examples of good sportsrmanship. To have two shootouts, each won by making 10 consecutive shots is truly a remarkable feat.. Many thanks to sponsors of the event, Island Golf and Scoop City and to the volunteers. The events could not be held without the volunteers.

7 to 9 year old winners- Mason Ughetta, Santo Plamenco, Killian Todd

Ages 10-12 Winners- Owen Scekinger, Cooper Pleyn, Thomas Baxter

Ages 13 to 18 Winners- Elliot Meyer, Colin Meyer, Ryan Owens

6 and Under Winners- Chase Scekinger, Emma Wolin, Valentina Vaccarino, and Anne Palumbo.

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Hope you all have been hitting the beaches lately. Surf City truly is a summertime paradise. Here are a couple of photos of the fun that’s been up there.

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The SCTA reminds everyone to please remember to obey the traffic rules when riding and biking…and driving too!

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